CBB Talk Story Notes of 06/21-KCFA

From the KCFA’s Pest and Disease Committee CBB is a relatively new bug to Kona, but has been studied extensively for several decades in other regions.¬† While new products come on the market all the time, we recommend farmers investigate the scientific validity of each before investing significant time or money in unproved methods.¬† Proper…

Balancing pest risk with cost of control when using Beauveria bassiana for Coffee Berry Borer Control

Balancing pest risk with cost of control when using Beauveria for CBB June 7 Hollingsworth for KCFA¬† (Click previous to view. Large file) Power Point Presentation given by Dr. Robbie Hollingsworth at the Kona Risk¬†Management¬†School on June 7th, 2012. ¬†Lots of great photos and data. Mahalo to Dr. Hollingsworth and his staff for¬†allowing¬†us to reproduce…

Coffee Berry Borer Survey

CBB Survey¬†(printable document)¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†¬†CBB ‚ÄúTalk Story‚ÄĚ Survey- Kona Coffee Farmers Association ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†Please scan completed form to: i[email protected] with the subject ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† line:CBB Survey or bring to CBB Talk Story Session on June 21, Thursday,…

CBB Talk Story Notes of 04/24-KCFA

Please post all questions and replies¬†to the Forum- Coffee Bean Borer. April 24, 2012 CTAHR Kainaliu- 3:30- 5 pm- about 60 people in attendance CBB Talk Story w/Bob Smith, Andrea Kawabata, and Suzanne Shriner Smith says need for working entomologist now.¬† Email [email protected] Kawabata said HDOA has PT data-gathering position listed.¬† Good for college students…

CBB “Combat” Supplies

Updated 04/06/12 go to KCFA Store and get yours! sold out Eco-Spreader Gallons: 20 on hand — KCFA Members: ¬†$106.85¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Nonmembers: $108.65 Mycotrol-O quarts: 60 on hand— KCFA Members: ¬†$79¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Nonmembers:¬† $81.00 Mahalo

Corrected Botanigard-ES Application Cost Chart

MARCH 2012 NEWSLETTER CORRECTION! The chart showing the approximate cost to spray coffee trees with Botanigard-ES and Spreader¬†was incorrect due to a conversion factor error. The corrected version is shown here.¬† Please accept our apologies for any confusion this may have caused. Number of Trees Botanigard-ES Spreader Approx. Cost 650 2 quarts 1 quarts $135…

CBB Prevention Tip you can do today!

CBB/Broca Prevention Update*** Primary TIP- to do asap! Go and pick all of your mature green beans, old cherry and raisins off your coffee trees right now. There aren’t many beans.¬†Think you are wasting your time?¬†Check out the opposite of the stem end (or the belly button end), and see if you can see a…

Coffee Bean Borer Q&A

Questions that have been answered by Kona Coffee Farmers Association CBB expert researcher- Suzanne Shriner. (Thank you Suzanne!) 10/03/11 Question: I heard that if the beetle is already in the center bean the fungi can’t get to it. The best time to spray is when the beetle is flying around. Answer by Suzanne Shriner: Last…